December 15th, 2009
07:45 PM ET
As you may have deduced by now, most nominees send out press statements with their reactions, especially if they don't feel like being interviewed (or aren't available) on nomination day. Most at least seem heartfelt, thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and their collaborators – it's a farly straightforward script. But a few manage to make us chuckle in the process:
"The Hollywood Foreign Press have just given me a time out from my 20 year midlife crisis. My heartfelt thanks to them." – Colin Firth, up for best lead actor in a drama for "A Single Man"
"We are completely thrilled to be nominated for a Golden Globe. The Globes have a long and illustrious history... we are happy to spoil that. Thank you HFPA." – Todd Phillips, writer/director of "The Hangover," nominated for Best Feature – Comedy
"Thank you very much to the Hollywood Foreign Press for making my mum cry in the grocery store. I'm honored and completely speechless." – Carey Mulligan, up for best actress in a drama for "An Education"
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